Hispanic believers attended a unique retreat on August 17-18 at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Clear Lake, Iowa. This event was directed by Herb Taylor, the coordinator and field director of Hispanic Ministries with Baptist Church Planters. He and his wife, Wanda, travel the country helping Hispanic believers and churches. As the retreat’s planners and with expectations of less than 50 attendees, they were “thrilled with the response” from the Hispanic churches. “By the time the registration was finished that Friday evening,” says Herb, “we had 109 total!”

 

The attendees were encouraged by . . .

. . . A video greeting from David and Melissa Whitcher (the former Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries with BCP).

. . . Spiritually challenging messages from God’s Word by Dr. Chuck De Cleene from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. “If you do not read the Word you won’t grow in your spiritual life.” (Si usted no lee la Biblia usted no crecerá en su vida espiritual.)

. . . Great helpers who led in the children and teen sessions and provided special music.

. . . Fellowship with pastors and people from five different churches from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and even Texas! Many of the pastors work full-time in addition to their pastoral duties so they eagerly sought one another’s encouragement. Everyone especially enjoyed the blessing of being able to fellowship with one another even for a brief time at the weekend retreat.  Plans are being made for another Hispanic Retreat for August 16-17, 2013.